Dog Days of August

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    Dog Days of August

    9 hits in 3 games, but remember that the Sox are really, really hurting from a positional standpoint. The team has probably one of the weakest benches in baseball--proven by this series. Aviles, McDonald, Varitek, Lowrie are basically 1 good hitter combined (Varitek some power, Lowrie some hits) and more of less easy outs. But then so are Reddick, Crawford, and AGON of late. That leaves Salty who has been admirable as a first-string 70 percent catcher. Then you have Ortiz, who was hot, now hurt. You have Scutaro, who was hot, and now hurt. Finally, it's all down to Youkilis, who is hurt and has been dipping statwise, and then the two godsends--Pedroia and Ellsbury. Drew all of a sudden is needed again. Sox will likely waiver deal to get a position player, I don't think they have a choice now. Overall, the pitching is fine, including Lackey's performance today, which was more than enough to allow the team to compete and win. Dog days of August, but it's time for Adrian Gonzalez to step up and for Theo to do some magic with the injured-fatigued roster. 
     
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    [QUOTE]9 hits in 3 games, but remember that the Sox are really, really hurting from a positional standpoint. The team has probably one of the weakest benches in baseball--proven by this series. Aviles, McDonald, Varitek, Lowrie are basically 1 good hitter combined (Varitek some power, Lowrie some hits) and more of less easy outs. But then so are Reddick, Crawford, and AGON of late. That leaves Salty who has been admirable as a first-string 70 percent catcher. Then you have Ortiz, who was hot, now hurt. You have Scutaro, who was hot, and now hurt. Finally, it's all down to Youkilis, who is hurt and has been dipping statwise, and then the two godsends--Pedroia and Ellsbury. Drew all of a sudden is needed again. Sox will likely waiver deal to get a position player, I don't think they have a choice now. Overall, the pitching is fine, including Lackey's performance today, which was more than enough to allow the team to compete and win. Dog days of August, but it's time for Adrian Gonzalez to step up and for Theo to do some magic with the injured-fatigued roster. 
    Posted by dannycater[/QUOTE]

    We are either very unlucky danny, or have one of the worst conditioning coaches ever to go along with our famous medical staff.
     
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    I think it's just the fragile state of baseball players today. They can't go 9 innings anymore, they can't play hurt, they are constantly going down with everything from hangnails to bursitis to concussions to flus. Their agents are worried about them, their GMs are scared for them, so the Doctors are very wary of all of the contracts and will simply not allow a player who normally would be playing if he were back in the 70s,80s on the field. For all the conditioning, and all the supposed technology in medicine today, the proper dieting, the players need their Steroids. They need them desperately. I say it's time to just put them in the bowls with the amphetamines of yesteryear. It's time to go back to...drugs.
     
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    Whatever happened to, give the guy a cortisone shot, or take 5 motrin. We still do that stuff in the old-man rec leagues. 
     
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    There just is no replacing business. The game has become too business-oriented and that business approach affects the medical decisions as well as the players who are more than willing to take that day off in a long season because they aren't "100 percent."....JD Drew just got a nice paid vacation on the DL. Maybe he can come back and the help the team now. 
     
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    Maybe we should applaud Carl Crawford for actually being healthy in August?
    It's about the only positive I can say about him right now. That's our 142-million dollar guy, he's a good guy, he's fast, and well, he's healthy.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Dog Days of August : We are either very unlucky danny, or have one of the worst conditioning coaches ever to go along with our famous medical staff.
    Posted by craze4sox[/QUOTE]

    You had the choice to express your common disappointment and you chose to find a scapegoat. Conditioning coach, yeah good one. Clown post of the day.
     
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       They do look dead, maybe can break out against Royals, need to grind out a few victories.
     
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    Steroids are not a treatment for bursitis Dr. Cater. With you as his doctor, he would have a torn achiles tendon by Saturday.
     
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    Actually, I'm not a doctor, are you? As for steroids, according to everything I have read, they help you heal faster or HGH or whatever the other designer drugs out there are called. If you heal faster, you play sooner, no?
     
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